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Del Mars, The / Surf Monkey
Album:Surf Monkey Collection:General
Artist:Del Mars, The Added:Aug 2010
Label:(No Label Information) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-10-10 Pull Date:2010-12-12 
Week Ending:Dec 5Nov 21Nov 14Oct 31Oct 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 13, 2015:Breakaway Bluff
Surf Ballroom '59
4.Dec 03, 2010:The Songsmith Show
Party Wave, The Sirens Sing Apache, Go! Retrograde
2.Sep 04, 2013:Beach Blanket Bingo
Go! Retrograde
5.Nov 19, 2010:The Knife
Go! Retrograde
3.Sep 09, 2011:The Songsmith Show
Surf Monkey
6.Nov 19, 2010:The Songsmith Show
Little Dude With A 'tude

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2010-10-07 
The Del Mars are a surf band here in the Bay Area and, as it says in the one-sheet, this may be their only album ever. They are quite self-deprecating in the one-sheet (quite funny stuff). Most of the tunes are instrumentals and has that Dick Dale, Hawaii Five-O sound. Lots of nice sax and guitar playing. A few decent tracks here. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 5, 6, 8.

1. (2:57) Mid. Cool, easy beat, horns, background female vocals, phone rings. sax solo.
2. (3:23) Mid. Bass, claps intro. Has that classic surf sounding riff, trumpet solo, drum solo. Instrumental.
3. (2:57) MId. Drums, guitar intro w/ guitar lead. Sax solo. Instrumental.
4. (3:12) Mid. Chuck Berry-esque intro. About, what else? surfing. Seems a bit quicker tempo would have worked better.
5. *(3:01) Mid / Fast. Guitar / sax lead intro. Cool guitar runs. Cool sax solos. Instrumental.
6. *(2:46) Slow / Mid. Flamenco with castanets. Really suave. Instrumental.
7. (0:58) Slow. Recorder (?) or flute (?) intro. Spoken vocal with Chinese-style bells.
8. *(3:53) Slow / Mid. Easy guitar, drum parts with female background vocals. Cool sax solo, reminiscent of Morphine.
9. (3:17) Mid / Fast. Guitar, drum, sax prominent. Great sax solos. Instrumental.
10. (2:22) Mid / Fast. Similar instrumentation and solos to #9. Instrumental.
11. (4:12) Mid. Western flair with a surf sound background. Instrumental.
12. (3:16) (Hidden Track) Mid. Mysterious, Ennio Morricone sound. Female choral singing the melody - instrumental otherwise.

Track Listing
1.Surf Monkey 6.Playa Con Dios
2.Party Wave 7.Little Dude With A 'tude
3.Beach Walk 8.Riptide
4.Six-Foot Stick 9.Mr. Moto
5.Go! Retrograde 10.Surf Ballroom '59
 11.The Sirens Sing Apache